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Charming Cotswolds Cottage in the Heart of a Popular Historic Market Town

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - Quiet Location with Private Parking, just 2 Minutes from the Market Square

Located in one of the most popular Cotswolds market towns, Farthing Cottage is furnished and equipped to a high standard of comfort and style and retains much of its original character. Whether you want to eat out every night, snuggle up in front of the flickering flames of the log burner or enjoy a barbecue in the garden, this is the perfect place! The area is ideal for those who want to park the car and explore it by foot or bike and also ideal as a base for exploring the whole of the Cotswolds. With pretty Cotswolds villages with walking distance and popular towns such as Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and even Bath within driving distance, there are plenty of things to see and do in this wonderful area.

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2018

About Sarah

We fell in love with the Cotswold's and Stow in our twenties and after many visits, bought Honey Cottage and then Farthing Cottage. Both cottages are very special to us and we get a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction from people enjoying a holiday in our cottages and reading the lovely comments that are left by guests.

Most of our holidays are taken in the UK either in Honey or Farthing Cottage or in other self-catering properties if we want a change of scenery! We are both very 'passionate' about self-catering and huge lovers of the Cotswold's as it suits our huge desire to eat, cycle and walk. Not forgetting sitting in front of the fire with a nice glass of red!

We hope you enjoy staying in our cottages as much as we do and will do everything we can to make your stay enjoyable

Sarah purchased this cottage in 2006

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with Farthing Cottage from the moment we stepped through the front door and saw the abundance of beams, stone floors, fireplace and chunky Cotswolds stone walls. It is surprisingly spacious for a one bed property with a lovely large bedroom upstairs with vaulted ceiling (and more beams!) that add to the lovely sense of space, plus it has a garden to relax and off-road parking which is fairly rare in Stow. It offers the best of all worlds - a magical place where you can relax right in the heart of one of the Cotswolds most popular towns with everything on the doorstep.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'I would like to thank you for a wonderful few days in your absolutely super cottage. It was a real delight; so immaculately clean and very relaxing. We will not hesitate to recommend your cottage to others or indeed return ourselves.'

'Just wanted to say we had a really good time last week at the cottage. The cottage itself has been really well put together to make it a cosy and romantic place to stay.'

'The holiday was very enjoyable and we got out and about to quite a few places - and as before the cottage was lovely. I especially appreciate having all the 'bits and bobs' which you leave for us holidaymakers'
Jul 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold in West Oxfordshire District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • village
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The shower room is also located at the rear of the cottage on the ground floor and is modern with a standard sized toilet, wash basin and a walk in cubicle with electric shower. Mosaic tiles in natural colours compliment the natural stone throughout the cottage.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs is a spacious, pretty, romantic double bedroom with exposed pine floor boards, antique pine furniture, beams on the vaulted ceiling, pretty hand carved four poster bed and views over the garden.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: If you are looking for a larger 2 bedroom property - please enquire with the owner as they also have another charming Cotswolds cottage in the heart of Stow that sleeps 4 in two bedrooms. Outside: There is private parking for one to two cars at the front of the cottage where you then walk into the pretty garden with flower borders and a paved area with table, chairs and barbecue. A sun umbrella & two wooden steamer chairs are provided in warmer weather for guests use and relaxation. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is cleaned and the bed is made up with crisp white linen ready for arrival. Bed linen, towels (hand and bath) and tea towels provided. Other: The living room is full of character with Cotswold stone walls and floor, beamed ceiling, lovely open fireplace, flat screen TV, DVD player, Hi-fi, two chairs and comfortable sofa for snuggling up in front of a log fire.


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Charming Cotswolds Cottage in the Heart of a Popular Historic Market Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful cottage. Has everything you would need for self catering. Great kitchen. Great locatio.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cottage, perfect for 2 people. Very comfortable. Great location. For someone who wants to eat in the kitchen is well equipped. Owner is wonderful and very responsive. Will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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excellant cottage we felt at home.

  • 5 of 5

lovely cottage and well presented. owner(Sarah) was really helpful and gave us a lot of info regarding places to eat and visit. the yew trees at the back of the church door are a must see. Also the walk to the fox and a really nice Sunday roast is a must. great location would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Timeless Beauty

  • 5 of 5

We ended our trip in England and Scotland at Farthing Cottage and it was perfect. The cottage is charming and comfortable and all the recommendations for restaurants and walks were spot on. We especially appreciated the firewood and starters that were there for us. Lighting the fireplace after our return from a long walk or dinner was our way of topping off a day. While we don't usually return to places, this may be our exception. We would love to spend even more time there although we did have five nights. If you are planning a trip to England, we encourage you to consider ending it with at least four days in ths charming spot. You will return from your vacation rested and restored.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect romantic country getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a splendid long weekend staying at Farthing Cottage. It is just as described in its listing, but even better. The cottage is beautifully furnished and has a lovely relaxing, cosy feel to it. We loved the evenings in front of the log burner and thought the welcome basket of logs was very thoughtful. It was very easy to book the cottage and Sarah’s responses were quick and spot on. She provided us with a map, so it was easy to find the cottage – it is on a quiet street so be prepared to sleep well! We arrived late afternoon to find the lights and heating on plus a welcome tray of coffee/tea and snacks, which was a great touch. The attention to detail in the cottage is superb and we did not want for anything. It was spotlessly clean and there was lots of space in the kitchen to store provisions. The cottage is warm, the central heating works perfectly and the shower room has a great power shower.

Sarah also provided us with lots of information on the village and the area and we used that to plan our explorations. We were lucky with the weather and had wonderful crisp winter weather which was ideal for walking or relaxing. The village and surrounding areas are beautiful and really worth enjoying. We strongly recommend Farthing Cottage and hope to be back to perhaps enjoy the garden in summer.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Farthing Cottage and thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. We try to provide everything we can think of to enable guests to immediately start to relax, especially when on a short break with only a few nights away to enjoy yourself. The shower room was newly fitted in 2014 and I am pleased you found the electric shower nice and powerful (it's actually not a power shower!). We hope to welcome you at Farthing Cottage again in the future and many thanks once again.
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Awesome Place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend when the weather was cold. We couldn't have wished for a more cozy or romantic place!

The cottage was warm and had a log fire. There is a car parking space right outside of the cottage so you don't have to worry about parking. The bed is super comfortable and the shower was hot. The kitchen was one of the best stocked that we've come across in terms of cooking equipment and crockery etc. There is also a TV and a few DVDs which we enjoyed watching.

The cottage is not on a main road so it's quiet at night and during the day. Location is great, a minutes walk from lots of shops and pubs and restaurants and lots of scenic walks.

Dealing with the owner and making the booking was straight forward and we were given lots of useful information about the surrounding area and the cottage itself.

I would thoroughly recommend and would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Farthing Cottage. We love staying there and are so pleased to hear others love it too. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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  • 5 of 5

I allways rent an apartment or house for holidays and Farthing cottage is no doubt the best I have ever rented. We arrived at about eight in the evening (in October), when the temperature outside was quite cold, to find not only the lights on, but also the heating, which I appreciated most. I will only say the cottage is so cozy we everyday longed to be back "home" after visiting the beautiful Cotswolds' villages.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Pubs within 2 min stroll
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Kingham or Moreton-in-Marsh
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Restaurants within 2 min stroll
Car: not necessary


Heathrow airport is under two hours drive (approx). Birmingham airport is just under one hour drive.


Stow is surrounded by a number of pretty villages. Broadwell, Bleddington, Oddington, The Slaughters and even Boughton-on-the-Water are within walking distance. Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Norton are approximately 10 minutes drive and Chipping Campden and Burford are approx 20 minutes. Stratford upon Avon and Cheltenham are approx 45 minutes drive, Oxford is approx one hour and Bath around one and a half hours.

Further Details:

You have an excellent selection of small shops within walking distance of the cottage including a bakers, Co-op store, wine merchants, excellent butchers, organic store, two delicatessen's, chemist, banks, book shop, newsagents, Fat Face, Rohans, Scotts of Stow and even a Tesco superstore (on the outskirts of town and a short stroll).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Short break prices: Please note that it states £95 per additional night (system error!) but the nightly rate for 4 nights or over is cheaper than this so please enquire for 4 night+ cost.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day is Friday and short breaks normally run Friday to Monday (3 nights) and Monday to Friday (4 nights). Other days may be able to be accommodated but please note we cannot offer 1 night breaks at a discounted rate.

Notes on prices:
Prices include linen, towels, heating and electricity. Guests have free Wi-Fi access.

Payment methods: We can take payment by cheque in GBP, bank transfer and also via Paypal via request (please let us know if you would like to pay via Paypal).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.